ERIC Number: ED060998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Socioeconomic Adjustment of Rural Households in the Arkansas Ozarks.
Singer, Joseph F.; Charlton, J. L.
Data obtained in 1956 on 629 households in 12 counties of the Arkansas Ozarks, matched and augmented by 1970 data on 313 households that covered half of the sample open-country segments used in the original study, form the basis of this study. Objectives of the study were to develop a statistical profile of the socioeconomic characteristics of the 1970 sample; to identify changes in the socioeconomic status of households since 1956; and to determine how those families remaining in the area have adjusted to changing economic opportunities in the community. Changes in socioeconomic characteristics of households and individuals are examined in the following areas: households and people in the open-country, occupational characteristics of the sample households, household and personal incomes, and Ozark farms and farming activities. The socioeconomic status of the households left behind is examined in terms of socioeconomic adjustment, employability attributes, and potential for progress. A list of 7 favorable aspects in economic readjustment is also presented. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Ozarks